Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing, and Civic Engagement in Los Angeles


National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

In an effort to encourage charitable giving, this new report aims to quantify nonprofits’ value in exact dollars and cents and shows that – for the 15 Los Angeles County organizations analyzed – every $1 invested yielded an estimated $91 in benefits to the surrounding community.

The research, compiled by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy – an independent nonprofit that uses research and advocacy to persuade people to give to other nonprofits – also shows that the 15 community groups taking part in the report added to their community at a combined value of nearly $7 billion between 2004 and 2008.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy considers its values to be far from exact, and prefers to call them a rough estimate.

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